Mary Rose Wilcox, Maricopa County Supervisor, to Announce Re-Election Plans on Monday

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Mary Rose Wilcox

Mary Rose Wilcox says she'll announce plans on Monday to run for re-election as Maricopa County's District 5 Supervisor.

Name recognition shouldn't be a problem.

When voters decide which Supervisors to elect in 2012, (all five seats are up for grabs), it's a safe bet they'll know Wilcox is a senior member of a Board on which she's the only Democrat and she's immigrant-friendly.

They'll also likely know that she was indicted on multiple felony counts in 2009 -- and again in 2010 -- by a county prosecutor who was disbarred for securing those indictments... Sorry, we're getting of ourselves -- we're just predicting that Andrew Thomas will be disbarred before next November. It hasn't happened yet, just the disciplinary hearing that looks like it will lead to disbarment.

The indictment was thrown out in early 2010 when a Tucson judge ruled that Thomas had multiple and severe conflicts of interest in the case -- like the fact that his office had once advised her on the issues upon which it tried to prosecute her.

Wilcox achieved vindication earlier this year when Gila County Attorney Daisy Flores declined to move forward with the allegations against her. The case was cooked up under Thomas and Sheriff Joe Arpaio's leadership, based on a Phoenix Magazine article.

That article, by former New Times writer Terry Greene Sterling, begins with as good of a short description of Wilcox as could be had. Sterling describes her as:

hands-down one of the most controversial politicos in Phoenix. In her nine years on the Phoenix City Council and her 15 years [now 18] on the board of supervisors, she's advocated for kids, minorities and people with AIDS. She's helped revitalize Downtown. She's won awards for outstanding public service. She and her husband, Earl, a special assistant in Governor Janet Napolitano's Office of Children, Youth and Families, own El Portal, a popular Downtown Mexican restaurant.


Then Sterling goes into Wilcox's many problems.

No doubt, it'll be an interesting election. Only Max Wilson of the five members of the Board of Supervisors has been totally untouched by scandal -- (he must be hiding something!)

* Andy Kunasek's name was dragged through the mud by an ethically challenged team of law officers (including Lisa Aubuchon and Dave Hendershott) who accused him of illegally spending county money to sweep for listening devices he thought they had placed.

* Don Stapley prevailed in two separate Arpaio-Thomas criminal cases against him -- though the last one only by a Tony Martingilio hair.

* And finally, Fulton Brock, cuckolded by the teenage boy his now-imprisoned wife and likely soon-to-be sentenced daughter seduced.

Are things like this in other parts of the U.S.?

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thugslayer
thugslayer

I dont agree with a lot of her BS but I realy dig how she has the teabaggers running, spewing hate all the tim! Please stay Mary Rose!!!!

BubbyBristerPS
BubbyBristerPS

No more Mary Rose Cunt.  Thanks.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Didn't Mary Rose get shot in the ass in the 90s by a guy who was upset about the taxpayers being forced to provide corporate welfare to Colangelo so the Suns could play with their balls in a new arena?

Or is this considered Pin the Tail on the Donkey "Arizona Style" where you pick somebody to be the donkey then pass out handguns, a few six-packs, and blindfolds.........................................then DUCK

Sickboy85017
Sickboy85017

Did you even bother to google it to see if you are accurate? Or are you just a fucking lazy retiree with the racist white supremacist numbers of 14. You're as bad as MRW.

Sickboy85017
Sickboy85017

Yeah, I just found that out btw. The bullet nibbed her junk in the trunk. Thanks.

Phoenixnative1969
Phoenixnative1969

He is correct - she did get shot.  In the ass.  In her big fat Mexican food munching ass. 

Fucknutdavis
Fucknutdavis

Tell me about the political utopia you come from.

Jason
Jason

Mr. Stapley represents me here in Mesa and I believe that he has aptly represented me.

As for the Flaccid Fool, I have your perp-walk song and a cold bottle of rum waiting for you the day you get your sorry ass indicted by the feds. 

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

No - politics is politics all over. Some of the folks who run for and are elected to office can't pour pee out of a boot if the instructions are printed on the heel. Others are blatant crooks and some just don't believe the rules apply to them. We in Cochise County had Pothead Paul Newman as our poster child of foolishness and ineffectiveness. He's the genius who, while serving as a member of the Cochise County Board of Supervisors, had his county car taken away from him after a Border Patrol dog alerted on said county vehicle as it went through a checkpoint on state route 90. A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of marijuana residue in the ashtray.

Pothead Paul went on to bigger and better things, as some of the more astute readers of the Newtimes may know. After being elected to the state Corporation Commission, he was suspected of being the owner of marijuana residue discovered in a corporation commission private bathroom.

While I do not agree with the criminalization of marijuana use, I do believe that driving a county car (or any motor vehicle) and smoking dope isn't a good idea. And Pothead Paul talked a much better fight than he actually waged as a board member.

Bnbk
Bnbk

Lets get rid of all of them & start with a clean slate.Every one of them are worthless & spineless selfserving idiots.

Coz
Coz

Name one politicians that isn't a self serving lying prick......

Bnbk
Bnbk

Damm,you got me there Coz,but that doesn't mean we the citizens should put up with there shit.I for one, am sick & tired of all these clowns pretending the have their constistuants best interest at heart ,when all the while they are just lining their own pockets. Agood house cleaning is in order.

Bnbk
Bnbk

oops,their

Native Guns
Native Guns

Um...Gabby Giffords? She doesn't sound "self serving" to me.

As for "La Raza" May Rose Wilcox. She sickens me as much as the Flaccid Fool himself.

Not Surprised
Not Surprised

All of them = THE ENTIRE BOS AND ARPAIO

Just because they've kissed and are making nice, for now, (only to save their political necks) doesn't change what they've put this county through.

The entire BOS needs to be replaced because their complicity allowed Arpaio to mismanage the finances of the MCSO unchecked FOR YEARS.

Joe "I can't recall" Arpaio needs to go because, well, no point in beating a dead horse, we all know why :-)

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

She is a lock! Chicano's por la casa will do whatever it takes to keep her on the Board.  They can't afford to lose their insider.

Coz
Coz

In fact, it's time to send all 5 packing...

Iwonderwhathesdoing
Iwonderwhathesdoing

Coz,Stapley was the only one with the guts to stand up to Russell Pearce and endorse and assist Jerry Lewis in unseating Russell Pearce.  That took a hell of a lot of guts.  I understand your issues with Arpaio, but don't understand how you feel stapley aided Arpaio in any of his misdeeds.  Remember that it is because Stapley VETOED the Sheriff's budget "big plan" that they came after him.Just a thought.  Not meant to be rude or anything, but I'm not sure you've got your anger placed where it should be.

Coz
Coz

The problem I have with all of the Board of Supidvisors is the fact that for 10+ years they did nothing about Arpaio. The sat back and watched people die and lives get destroyed by the hands of Arpaio and his Goons.

The corruption within MCSO was and is as blatant as it could get, still they did nothing.

It wasn't until they were finally attacked by Arpaio and the Goons that they finally stood up to Arpaio, then all of a sudden it became  oh, look at poor me, how could Arpaio do this to us.

But yet, none of these assholes on the board gave a rats ass when it was happening to anyone else.

Now they're going to make nice with Arpaio and everything will everything will be OK once they get paid for they're civil suits and walk away with millions of our tax dollars.

Fuck them and they're two faced bullshit.

Coz
Coz

Lets hope voters finally got smart enough to send her packing.

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